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candidate has everybody buzzing. news broke out today that anna wintour, the glamorous and formidable editor of "vogue" is in the running to be president obama's next ambassador to france or to britain. she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election. so what might happen when high fashion meets high-wire diplomacy? abc's david wright. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what your -- >> no, no, that wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed, but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls too. as the documentary "the september issue" revealed, the editor of "vogue" doesn't mince words.
be a good thing, and french fashion used to cut it, but does anna wintour really thing that today. her nickname is nuclear wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen
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. >> no, you don't. you make fun of me. >> well, for clear reasons. >>> anyway, anna wintour, the most feared name in american fashion, now she could be taking the no-nonsense attitude to the international stage. how about that? >> saw the next move and everything. >> as we mentioned yesterday during "the skinny," the "vogue" editor is being considered for a job as u.s. ambassador to britain for france. abc's david wright looks at her legacy. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what -- >> no, no, wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls, too, as the doc
of his plum posts. "vogue" editor in chief anna wintour was the model for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." but does she have what it takes to be a top diplomat? david wright sizes her up. >> reporter: in terms of the nice tis of protocol, america could not ask for a more sophisticated representative abroad. as ambassador to the court of st. james, anna wintour would know what to wear to a royal wedding or state dinner. as ambassador to france, she would be right at home, too. france's former first lady was a "vogue" cover girl. americans know anna wintour mostly through meryl streep in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what your -- >> no, no. it wasn't a question. >> reporter: a character whose exquisite taste is only matched by her devastating lack of charm. wintour may not have liked that portrayal. but, as she told barbara walters, she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> i'm a very decisive person. so if meryl seemed some what strong, i respect that. >> reporter: a diplomatic
is anna wintour. the very influential editor in chief of "vogue" magazine since 1998. now, she has been criticized for a demanding personality but she has been praised for keeping "vogue" relevant in the ever-changing world of fashion for almost 25 years. she's a lion in her business. but that's probably not the reason she's being considered for the jobs. ambassadorships are increasingly used as rewards for top level political supporters and anna wintour was a very good political bundler, financial bundler for president obama during his campaign. she hosted two fund-raising dinners this summer at $40,000 a plate. the president appreciates that sort of thing. politicians do. he's already appointed other big backers to top posts. in 2009, telecom executive donald gibbs got south africa. investment banker louis sussman, the united kingdom. and the pittsburgh steelers chairman dan rooney got ireland. it's not just this president. over the years, the number of people who donated their time and money to democratic and republican candidates have been tapped for high profile posts after the ele
, bill maher raised as much as anna wintour. so it should be twice as important as england maybe china. >> cenk: or the ambassador to hbo, do we need a liaison between america and hbo, it's not television, it's hbo. >> thank you for joining us, lizz, we appreciate it. all you guys are great. let's take a break and when we come back we'll talk politics, and boehner, of course, it's a disaster. we'll have fun making fun of it. >> look, before we start we do not need and should not be talking about benefit cuts. >> cenk: and the elbow of the day is going to be a little dramatic. it's going to be suspense in this one. will it go on the guy that you think it's going to go on? hmm, a weird drama later in the show. answer in a moment. >>. >>. cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ ♪ you used the oven? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to yo
to get the ambassadorship to russia? you or anna wintour? >> that's not why i was there. i was there because of the importance of the topic to the country, to our clients, to our employees, to everybody. >> can you imagine -- did you see that? >> yes, i did see that. >> whoever doesn't get wasn't, i heard sarah jessica parker. >> i read something about lazarus. >> i'm supporting mark. i don't know, the queen of mean? the prada thing? >> they deserve it, though, over there. >>> let's talk about some know,s that actually have a much happier ending. there is a deal to end the eight-day los angeles port strike. striking harbor clerks reached a tentative settlement with management with the ports of los angeles in long beach last night. that strike idled most of america's strongest cargo complex. i think the strike originally started on november 27th. if you think it's not a big deal, there's a billion dollars in goods that goes through this port every single day. it's the largest port in the united states and it was affecting not only that port and all of the ships that had been
is great about america. stuart: it's bananas, not bananas. >> okay. stuart: are you an anna wintour or something? >> oh, great. stuart: last point. charles: a book called the time machine, you go fast forward in history the people who had no responsibilities forgot how to do everything -- the lack of accountability cuts across all of this stuff. nike puts out a $200 sneaker and it is nike's fault that people run over security guards and kill them for these sneakers. i think you can campaign. it can't be someone worth 300 million whose father was a millionaire. someone can get this message across. it was done before. if it's not done, we're all going to sink. stuart: excellent stuff. mark steyn would you come back and visit us? you're the christmas carol guy, aren't you? that music we played earlier. >> yeah, yeah. it used to be that my political commentary had to subsidize my music career. but since november 6th my music career has to subsidize my political commentary. >> thank you very much. stuart: now one city wants to prevent you from eating in your car. is there no end on how f
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